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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:47 AM

 

Would you encourage voting for a "strong" or "weak" opponent?

https://www.wyff4.com/article/upstate-conservative-campaign-encourages-republicans-to-vote-for-bernie-sanders-in-sc-presidential-primary/30780304#
"This is an opportunity for us to support President Trump. We can't vote for him in primary this year so we can help him by participating in the Democrat Primary and voting for the candidate we feel is least electable and is also creating a lot of dissension between The Democratic Party and the Democrat voters,” said Shea.


https://thehill.com/homenews/481489-republicans-urging-gop-voters-to-vote-for-sanders-in-south-carolina-primary-report
Leupp said that he believes that the state's large Republican voter base could make the difference in the primary. To his point, in 2016 roughly 740,000 people voted in the state's GOP presidential primary, while only 370,000 voted in the Democratic version.
“I think we can easily affect the outcome,” Leupp told the paper. “This is going to catch on like wildfire.”


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/07/bernie-sanders-republican-senate-1307296
Republicans like their chances of keeping the Senate in 2020. But there’s one thing they think would all but seal the deal: Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee.
Some GOP incumbents are practically cheering him on, confident there’s no way a self-described democratic socialist could win a general election against President Donald Trump and that he’d drag other Democrats on the ballot with him.

“It would be good for us to have a nominee like that,” said Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who is up for reelection next year and sounded downright giddy about the prospect of Sanders representing Democrats at the top of the ticket.


If you were encouraging your supporters to vote for someone in the opposing party in a Primary. Would you:
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Amimnoch Feb 2020 OP
Prue Feb 2020 #1
squirecam Feb 2020 #2
MichMan Feb 2020 #3

Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:53 AM

1. Conundrum

 

It seems that this is the state of our politics. Republicans are using dishonorable tactics to influence the outcome of the people.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Prue (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:00 AM

2. This is our problem

 

And it would not be if we had closed primaries.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. This has going on for years by both sides

 

Lots of people from the opposing party cross over in primaries when there is an incumbent running from their side.

There is always the concern over crossover sabotage, but that can sometimes backfire.

In 2010, the primary for Michigan Governor had only one viable D candidate and a whole field of R candidates. There appeared to be a lot of crossover from Dems into the R primary.

A surprise candidate, Rick Snyder, with no previous government experience won over several better known R politicians. I believe
that it was Democratic voters that assumed that a "no name" just had to be better than the others that allowed him to win the primary. Unfortunately he won easily in the General Election and enacted many damaging policies during his two terms.

Not so sure that wasnt one of the factors that led to Trump getting the nomination in 2016.

Quote in today's Detroit Free Press by a prominent progressive activist.

"Mark Grebner, a Democrat and founder of Practical Political Consulting in East Lansing, crossed over and voted for Trump in 2016 thinking he’d never win the nomination or the general election and would fare the worst against Democrat Hillary Clinton."


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